Taking care of your Sunseeker gel coat

Taking care of your Sunseeker gel coat

An important part in the general maintenance of your Sunseeker yacht is taking care of your gel coat. Sunseekers are constructed using a composite material known as glass reinforced plastic or GRP. All of the materials that are used to construct Sunseeker yachts are selected for their suitability for the marine environment and are approved by RINA and/or Lloyds register of Shipping where applicable. Gelcoat provides the finished surface of most GRP components found in the boat. The gel coats selected by Sunseeker offer a durable working surface and high levels of resistance to the effects of weathering. However, without proper care environmental damage from UV radiation, dirt, salt, rain water, and other airborne pollutants will degrade the appearance of the gel coat surface. The degradation will begin with a loss of gloss. Once the gloss has reduced, the effects of weathering will accelerate as the surface will be unable to reflect the suns radiation and become more prone to attack from dirt and pollutants. A regular cleaning and protection regime will enhance the appearance of your gel coat and provide a long lasting high gloss finish.

Prevention is better than cure. Where possible, boats should be rotated on their mooring which will help to prevent degradation occurring on one side of the boat. Following time at sea, rinse down the boat with fresh water to wash away any sea water. Be very careful with what products you use to clean the gel coat as household cleaners will accelerate weathering. Always rinse your vessel after cleaning to ensure that none of the cleaning agent is left on the surface. Do not leave water to dry in direct sunlight as minerals suspended in the water are left on the surface after evaporating. Regular waxing forms an effective barrier against environmental attack but must be reapplied periodically to be effective. For more information on Sunseeker maintenance, contact us at Atlantic Yacht & Ship or let us take care of it.

Few brands can confidently claim to rank amongst the world’s finest. Sunseeker is one of them. A brand with enormous global strength, part of its success lies in the commitment to constantly set new standards and benchmarks. Atlantic Yacht & Ship is very familiar with the Sunseeker product line. We are one of the largest pre-owned Sunseeker brokerages in the world. We are also authorized new Sunseeker dealers and our in-house dockside service department provides Sunseeker warranty work. If you are looking at yachts for sale, or thinking about selling your yacht, it is always wise to have an experienced broker representing your interests throughout the deal. Contact Atlantic Yacht & Ship at 1.888.230.0439 or click here.